The Stroke's catchy guitar riffs are what got me listening and the lead singers voice sealed the deal. I'm sick of listening to generic bands with guys that sound and look like girls. Julian Casablancas, the lead singer, has in my opinion, one of the best indie rock voices. Check out this live performance of "Take it or Leave it".
The Strokes - Take it or Leave it
It seems that the Arctic Monkeys can put on an amazing live performance. Here's one of my favorites. Is it just me or does the drummer kind of look like Nick Swardson?
Arctic Monkeys - Fluorescent Adolescent
Bloc Party's guitar work is amazing. These memorable riffs will linger in your mind for days.
Bloc Party - Hunting for Witches
The Hives - Walk Idiot Walk